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Conan O'Brien to host White House Correspondents Dinner

Comedian Conan O'Brien is set to host the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Comedian Conan O'Brien is set to host the White House Correspondents Dinner.Jason Kempin / Getty Images

Team CoCo is headed to Washington. Conan O'Brien has signed on to emcee the annual White House Correspondents Dinner set for April 27 and airing on C-SPAN. 

This will be the second go-round in the gig for the late night host -- he last performed the duties at the 1995 affair featuring then-President Bill Clinton. 

The news was first announced on Twitter by the organization's president, Ed Henry, Fox News' chief White House reporter. 

President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel high-five at the White House Correspondents Dinner 

"@ConanObrien was terrific at '95 correspondents dinner w/Clinton - excited about @TeamCoco return engagement April 27 @andyrichter," Henry tweeted

No doubt, Conan will have plenty of material to work with considering who's coming. 

Along with a who's who of journalists and celebrity guests (we're lookin' at you, Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump), President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, per tradition, will be in attendance as the guests of honor. 

Take a look back at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner 

Previous comics who've hosted the event include Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Jay Leno and, perhaps most memorably, Stephen Colbert, whose infamous roast of President George W. Bush caused quite the kerfuffle.

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